Sidney, Montana sits near the junction of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers in northeastern Montana. Lewis and Clark once camped in this area that was one of the leading fur trading regions of the country. Permanent settlers arrived with the Great Northern Railroad. In 1911 Sidney became an incorporated town and the Richland County Seat.In the early 1900s, high national farm prices encouraged the federal government to construct the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project. Richland County farmers were then able to irrigate their land and produce abundant beet, oats and grain crops. Today homes in Sidney MT are also near a growing oil and gas boom thanks to the area’s Bakken Shale Formation.
Parks & Recreation
Along with its unique history, Sidney provides some of the finest recreational areas around. Seven city parks are available with a variety of playgrounds, picnic areas and sports fields. Boating and fishing are nearby at the Sidney Bridge on the Yellowstone River. Sidney’s Seven Sisters Wildlife Management Area provides over 500 acres of Yellowstone River frontage for daytime use. The area has a combination of woods, meadows and wetlands that serves as habitat for diverse wildlife and bird populations. Real estate in Sidney Mt is also near several national parks and state recreational areas.
Attractions & Activities
There are plenty of in town activities for Sidney residents. A beautiful fitness center provides year round classes in aerobics, non-cardio exercises, yoga and Pilates. Hockey players will love the only indoor hockey rink in eastern Montana. Families or reunion groups will enjoy Sidney’s unique private campground that offers tent, RV and group camping along with go-karts, mini golf and flower-filled walking paths. For those who prefer golfing to camping, Sidney’s semi-private Country Club is an 18 hole golf course with rolling hills and beautiful views.
Something is always going on in Sidney whether it’s the town’s great Fourth of July celebration or the annual Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights. Along with traditional celebrations, Sidney provides plenty of one-of-a-kind events to enjoy. Nearby Fort Union Trading Post offers a glimpse of the early trading industry with a four day encampment of traders, craftsmen and Native Americans each June. Owners of real estate in Sidney Mt can walk through the encampment and watch reenactors construct a teepee, make horseshoes or tan hides. Another unique event is the Indian Arts Showcase at the fort. Each August, members of five area tribes gather to demonstrate the rich arts, crafts and music of the region’s Native Americans.
Car lovers will want to journey to Sidney’s Moose Park for the annual Sidney Under the Lights Car Show. Visitors will see antiques, sports, and modified cars and trucks. Homes in Sidney MT are near this great event. If you’re more into rodeos, you will find plenty of competitions in the Richland County area including the Bulls N Broncs R Us which is held at the Richland County Hockey Facility each year.
Along with these activities, residents will find beauty pageants, dances, special concerts and art shows to enjoy year round. Call the Sidney Chamber of Commerce at 406.433.1916 to learn more about events in this great community.